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by recumbentrider
Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 303
Views: 341387

Re: Reverse Ion Field(s)

I assume that most everyone here knows that the Reverse Ion Field augment provides a 50% chance of protecting your ship from ion damage (including pulsars). Some of you probably know that having two Reverse Ion Fields prevents 100% percent of all ion damage, since they are 'stackable'. What you migh...
by recumbentrider
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who are 'you' in the game?
Replies: 13
Views: 5907

Re: Who are 'you' in the game?

I have always imagined myself to be the captain of the ship, sitting in a center seat that is not shown in the game's 'plan view' of the ship. I do not think of the one sitting in the pilot's station as the captain; I think of them as the helmsman.
by recumbentrider
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Disappearing store?
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Re: Disappearing store?

SelphieSelfie wrote:I don't think it's a bug. Encountered a few of those myself.
You can only make your purchase after rescuing the store


Thank you for this information, Selfie. I have no idea why I never noticed this before; I suppose I just haven't run into this event very many times.
by recumbentrider
Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Technical Support and Bugs
Topic: Disappearing store?
Replies: 3
Views: 2300

Disappearing store?

I had something happen in a game, and I am wondering if it is a bug. I had the event in which I was asked to rescue a space dock/store. I reached the quest beacon, defeated the enemy ship (by killing the crew), my hull was partially repaired, and a store opened. I looked at what the store had to off...
by recumbentrider
Fri May 09, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Best Weapon Combos
Replies: 115
Views: 183456

Re: Best Weapon Combos

I had a run on 'normal' in which I faced the boss with two Flak Mark 1 guns and a Pike Beam. I was quite surprised at how devastating this combination was for 'only' six power.
by recumbentrider
Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: New worst ship?
Replies: 33
Views: 26997

Re: New worst ship?

Since I have not played all of the AE ships yet, I cannot say that the Fregatidae is the worst ship. However, I will not hesitate to say that so far, I am finding the Fregatidae to be absolutely abysmal. On my best run with it so far, I made to Sector 5 on 'normal'. Its main weakness is that its sta...
by recumbentrider
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Rate the shop Augmentations
Replies: 36
Views: 51052

Re: Rate the shop Augmentations

Just a few random 'augmentation' comments: ⋅ In the 'old' FTL, I used to almost always buy an Automated Reloader if I saw one at a store. Since in the Advanced Edition it 'only' increases reloading speed by 10% instead of 15% (like it used to), I do not feel as strongly about buying it. I ...
by recumbentrider
Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!
Replies: 303
Views: 341387

Re: Did you know? List little tips and tricks here!

In phase 1 of the flagship battle, the flagship hacking system has a fixed supply of drones; I am not sure what the number is, but I think it might be about 10. I found this out from a successful run that I just completed with the Tetragon (Engi 'C' cruiser). I had deployed both a Defense Drone 1 an...
by recumbentrider
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Re: All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!

How did you beat the final wave of the flagship, with the boarders? Did you just asphyxiate them to death? Actually, dealing with the flaghship crew was pretty easy, even with the Vortex with my one lone Engi. Without even using boarders, it is possible to kill over half of the flagship crew in the...
by recumbentrider
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!
Replies: 4
Views: 2667

Re: All hail Gumpo, the bravest Engi of all!

Well done! Now do it again, but with a boarding strategy... ;) Now that would be a REAL challenge.. I did have a healing burst in my cargo hold that I never used. Who knows? Maybe Gumpo could have done some boarding after all. This run (and other recent runs with the ship) has given me more respect...